Guided by the democratic purposes of American education, the mission of the Department of Education at WTAMU is to prepare educators as confident, skilled, and reflective professionals who are critical creative thinkers, effective communicators, advocates of diverse learners, users of technology, life-long learners, and stewards of the profession.
The Educator Preparation Program is University-wide in scope with each individual department making its contribution to the program. The director of teacher education is the administrative officer of the University who is immediately responsible for the teacher education program. The director is chairman of the Teacher Education Unit, composed of faculty members chosen from the University colleges and schools. The Unit has the responsibility for approval of the teacher education curricula of the University and approval of admissions criteria to the teacher education program.
Dr. Leigh Green
Interim Department Head
WT's educator preparation programs are rated "accredited" by the Texas Education Agency's Accountability System for Educator Preparation: Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs.
The Educator Preparation Program at West Texas A&M University was recently recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for ranking among the top 5 educator preparation programs in the state. The ranking is determined according to the percentage of candidates who complete the program, as well as the percentage of candidates who successfully complete all certification exams.
WTAMU's Title II Institutional Report may be accessed on the U.S. Department of Education website: https://title2.ed.gov.